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Land of Leopards: Ze’elim Canyon after the Floods

Come and experience the Judean Desert after the floods. We will hike through the Ze’elim Canyon, one of the Judean Wilderness’ most historically-important dry-river beds. The area is known for its many caves that were used by Jewish rebels during the Bar Kochba Rebellion against the Romans in the 2nd century CE.

We will make our way via the ancient Na’ama Ascent and through two different watering holes that have filled up after the floods (hopefully it will rain some before the trip!)

  • Please note: there will be a brief part that require sandals to make it through the stream (you can go barefoot as well or in your regular shoes if you don’t mind them getting wet)

If the pulls have enough water, you can pop in for a dip along the way – so bring your swimming costumes! Ze’elim Canyon and the surrounding area define the landscape along the fault-cliffs of the Dead Sea and we will get a better understanding of how this area came to be known as the Land of the Leopards

  • Important: there will be a small part in which we need to descend using a rope. We just don’t want this to come as a surprise (it is not difficult – just be warned)

Pricing: Early bird tickets will be sold at a discounted price of 169.50 (limited quantity available)

Regular priced tickets will be sold at 189.50

MEETING POINT

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

This trip requires sturdy shoes (no flip flops) suited for rocky terrain. Participants will remain off the trail should their footwear not be suited for the terrain. Sandals are recommended for a water crossing along the way

* 4 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen

* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health. 

REFUND, CANCELATION & TRIP-ADJUSTMENT POLICY

*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit  fee. This fee is 50 NIS

*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.

*** Partial refunds will be issued no later than 3 days prior to the trip (50 NIS fee not refunded)

*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip

*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.

*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).

*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.

*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.

*** Price includes two fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, transportation to and from Tel Aviv and lots of coffee! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***

Departure time is at 06:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov).  Return to the same point by 20:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time! Those who arrive early will have the chance to enjoy some cookies and coffee prior to departure.

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/

TRIP DETAILS

Feb 03

MEETING TIME:06:00

COMPLETION TIME: 19:30

TYPE OF TRIP:Past

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

COST: 169.50-189.50 NIS
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What to bring?

  • 4 litres of water
  • food for the day
  • layers of clothing
  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • sturdy shoes for hiking
  • swimming gear
  • TOWEL. one should always carry a towel!
  • sandals are optional for the water crossing